Journal article

Effects of carbon dioxide-induced plasticization on the gas trans-port properties of glassy polyimide membranes

Shinji Kanehashi, Tsutomu Nakagawa, Kazukiyo Nagai, Xavier Duthie, Sandra Kentish, Geoff Stevens

JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE SCIENCE | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2007

Abstract

The time dependence of carbon dioxide (CO2) transport properties, such as permeability, solubility, and diffusivity, in glassy polyimide membranes was investigated in terms of membrane preparation protocols (i.e., casting solvent and thermal treatment). The polyimide used was 6FDA-TeMPD (4,4-(hexafluoroisopropylidene) diphthalic anhydride) (6FDA)-2,3,5,6-tetramethyl-1,4-phenylene-diamine (TeMPD). The time dependence of CO2 permeability in the as-cast 6FDA-TeMPD membranes prepared from tetrahydrofuran and dichloromethane showed typical CO2-induced plasticization at pressures over 10 atm. The critical plasticization pressure at which CO2-induced plasticization begins to affect the gas permeabi..

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